TGIF! I hope everyone is enjoying the Benjamin Turtle pattern. Today’s post is the final one for this crochet-along. You will be making the bottom flap and assembling the nap buddy.
Row 1: With Dark Olive yarn, ch 30, hdc in 2nd ch and in each ch across (29 hdc).
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc across (32 hdc at end of Row 4).
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, 1 hdc, ch 1, sk next st, 30 hdc.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each hdc and ch-1 sp.
Rows 7-14: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st.
Rows 15-24: Repeat Rows 5-14.
Rows 25-26: Repeat Rows 5-6.
Rows 27-29: Ch 1, turn, dec over first 2 sts, hdc across (29 hdc at end of Row 29). Do not fasten off.
Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across top, down side, across unused loops on bottom, and up the other side with 2 hdc in each corner. Join with sl st. Fasten off leaving 12” length for sewing.
Finished flap measures approximately 10” x 11”.
Mark centers of blanket and turtle. Measure from center, 5” to left and 5” to right and pin blanket to turtle at these spots. Sew center 10” of blanket to turtle using Dark Olive yarn and back stitch. For extra security, sew edges of blanket to turtle with whip st.
Fold blanket into thirds and roll it, then fit it inside the turtle. Pin bottom flap centered over the blanket/turtle seam and sew in place.
Sew buttons to bottom of shell corresponding to buttonholes in bottom flap.
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout head.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc).
Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (18 sc).
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (24 sc).
Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (30 sc).
Rnds 6-9: Sc in each st.
Rnd 10: *Dec, sc in next 3 sts,* repeat around (24 sc).
Rnd 11: Sc in each st.
Insert eyes at Rnd 4, approximately 1” apart.
Rnd 12: *Dec, sc in next 2 sts,* repeat around (18 sc).
Rnds 13-16: Sc in each st. Join with sl st. Fasten off leaving 12” length.
Stuff head and sew to front of turtle at the top edge of the center hexagon. Weave in all ends.
Part 1 of the CAL can be found at Benjamin Turtle Nap Buddy CAL.
Part 2 of the CAL can be found at Benjamin Turtle Nap Buddy CAL Part 2.
Summer Solstice Giveaway
I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing crochet pattern giveaway! There are 25 designers, each offering a different summer pattern. Use coupon code SUMMER2020 on Ravelry through 6/24/2020. These amazing patterns should keep you busy for quite a while this summer!
National Zoo & Aquarium Month
June 50% off patterns continue with today’s animal being the Polar Bear. We still have over a week to go in June with lots more half price patterns. Thursday’s sale is also still available – Fish Dish Towel. Makes a great Father’s Day gift!
King Snake crocheted in Bernat blanket yarn
I spent this week working on a giant snake plushie. Bernat blanket yarn is so soft and squishy, I just love using it to make stuffed animals! The pattern is complete, but I need a couple of people to test it. If you would like to test, please join my Facebook group for the King snake and other testing opportunities. The snake in the photo measures 100″ long, and instructions are also given for a 66″ snake.
Panda Bear Eyeglass Holder
For the Addi knitter, this cute panda pattern is quick and easy.
Have a safe and happy summer. Happy crocheting!